Dear Tree Year contributors and tree lovers
Now that the International Year of the Forest and 2011 ends, we say goodbye to this Tree Year Project.
In the spur of a moment exactly a year ago, last December, I decided to start this blogging project – and I loved it. In the beginning it suddenly was a lot of work and I would have liked to find a better way to share the posts of all of you. Then it got calmer and every now and then one of the contributors posted an update. There were over 60 participants from around the world. Even though we heard only once from some and more often from others, the idea seemed to be appealing and I bet that most of you couldn’t pass a tree (or *your* tree) this year without looking at it in a special way.
To bad, that Dusty didn’t manage to make the video for the mid-year “celebration” – but everybody had also other stuff on their mind, I’m sure.
Personally I’ve learnt a lot this year and I just wanna highlight two things:
- I always thought that there are only flower buds – now I know that also leaves can start in buds.
- All those initiatives on green roofs was new to me and I really like it.
There are a lot of other wonderful webpages, initiatives and great photos out there, and I’m sorry I wasn’t always able to visit, post the links or let you know about it somehow. People who care about nature are very important!
I wrote an article for “Save our Woods” about this project and mentioned there, that if somebody wants to continue with the Tree Year 2012, I’d be very happy and please contact me.
For now, I want to thank you all for contributing, sharing the idea and making a difference!
Natalie aka dreamfalcon aka Ms Tree Year
P.S. I’d love to read your personal resume about your Tree Year!